Amnesty Intl Cautions UK about Burma Military Ties
By On Friday, February 8, 2013 @ 5:40 am
Amnesty International has warned the British military about its plans to build defense ties with Burma, as Burma’s military is still linked to human rights abuses. Britain wants to open a defense office and post a defense attaché in its embassy in Rangoon in order to develop ties with Burma’s armed forces. Amnesty International UK said in a statement that Burma’s military is “synonymous with human rights abuses and the UK’s closeness to them must not come at the cost of turning a blind eye to potential future abuses.” The UK should treat the link-ups as opportunities to help improve human rights … and not just as trading or strategic ventures.”
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